Amnesty International Australia’s Human Rights Innovation Fund

Amnesty International Australia’s Human Rights Innovation Fund allows anyone interested in promoting and defending human rights direct access to funding to support new, innovative, creative initiatives.

What are the fund’s objectives?

These initiatives will have a demonstrable human rights impact in Australia and must have the potential to advance one or more of the fund’s objectives:
  • foster grassroots community activism
  • engage and empower a diversity of people to build networks and promote the growth of a human rights constituency
  • acknowledge the initiatives and endeavours of the human rights movement; and
  • develop partnerships with other organisations

Ideas for projects

These are a small sample only – we encourage you to think outside the square:
  • speaker tour
  • human rights defender tour (for example, a national tour of a defender of human rights, who has an inspiring story to tell)
  • a human rights photography project in remote Indigenous communities
  • an Amnesty International program broadcast online
  • networking with human rights organisations for a particular outcome
  • a human rights seminar/event
  • activism retreat held for high school students or other community sectors
  • an interactive web-based human rights campaign
  • human rights awareness raising activity and/or outreach to new audiences
  • setting up a virtual action group around a particular human rights issue
  • an innovative display or stall design for a local action group to attract new supporters

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply — individuals, local action groups, community groups or networks and organisations from any Australian State or Territory.

What are the funding criteria?

Projects must have a demonstrable human rights impact and the potential to advance one or more the Fund’s objectives outlined above.

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